Running, Painting with a Twist and Wknd Recap.

Holla and hello! Happy Monday to ya. It’s a beautiful day here and I’m getting the day started after pumping some iron and teaching spin cycle this morning. We did a ton of speedwork and some nice hill climbs at the end. All is well in the world.

So this past weekend was my birthday weekend! Which meant non stop action, a little wine tasting, lots of running and girl time. I had a friend come in from out of town that I have not seen in a while, I went to a painting party and spent some time at the lake on Sunday. Let’s break it down with a little recap!

Saturday morning I had a long run with my running group. We always meet up at the coffee shop for some sunrise miles, bust it out and then hang out on the patio after.

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Texas had some ridiculously beautiful weather over the weekend so it was a good day for it.

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17 miles all smiles. As a few of you may know I am getting ready to run my very first 50 miler in 2 weeks (I am so nervous/excited/feeling all of the feelings) so this was a nice little taper run for me. I am loving these longer runs lately though. They are really good for my sanity and having runner friends out on the roads with me just makes the miles fly by.

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And everyone knows when you run with friends you take a ‘SHOE’fie. Check out all of those loud colors.

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I refueled post run with a strawberry/banana/blueberry acai bowl with vanilla protein and organic granola. Yum. Vitality Bowls is my BFF.

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Saturday night vibes…flip flops by the fireside. Love love.

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The next morning, since I did Saturday church, I decided to run with a couple of my homegirls to catch up on girl talk. We ventured out to White Rock Lake to explore. Running on tired legs but somehow I still had a bit left in the tank.

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Then, we had coffee, some green juice and avocado toast. This place makes the best almond milk mocha.

The evening consisted of a runner paint party! Some of the members met up at Painting with a Twist to test out some of our Picasso skills. Yes, the birthday glass was so necessary. We had such a BIG group they shut down the entire studio for us.

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Masterpiece done. I like how we all added our own spins to each picture. Of course I had to rep 26.2 and put the date of my very first marathon on there. Which was 10/10/10 – the Chicago Marathon.

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The night ended with dinner in Uptown at Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse. Birthday dessert complete with SPARKLERS and champs for the win.

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And of course I had to take a birthday weekend selfie. CHEERS to 32.

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How was your weekend? Looking fwd to anything this week?

What are your favorite running shoes?
My pink Newtons, hands down.

21 thoughts on “Running, Painting with a Twist and Wknd Recap.

  1. Hope you had a great birthday!!! My favorite running shoes are Brooks pure connects I LOVE them!! Hoping to have a calm relaxed week this week it’s time for me to slow down a bit. Happy Monday have a good one!

  2. Looks like an awesome weekend!! Happy {belated} birthday! I love the running-themed painting party. I also love that your 17-mile run was a “nice little taper run” haha– that’s awesome that you are doing a 50-miler in a few weeks. Good luck. My all-time favorite shoes are my Saucony Kinvaras. They’re super lightweight but I ran a full marathon in them with no problems; I’m not sure they would withstand all the training for a 50-miler though. I’ll have to check out Newtons!

  3. Happy birthday weekend and happy almost real deal birthday!! And girl – those runs! Look at you. Two long ones in one weekend – that sounds like a great way to spend a birthday weekend to me. Can’t wait until I’m back out there logging more than 4-6 miles at a time.

  4. Happy Birthday Weekend!!!! What an amazing weekend and I still can’t believe you are going to run 50 miles. That number sounds so scary!! I can’t wait to see how you do! My running shoes are Asics. For me it’s like running on clouds 🙂 And who doesn’t want to run on clouds?

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